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How to Sleep Better

Overview

Do you lie in bed for hours, staring at the clock? Do you wake up feeling groggy and slow? Lack of sleep can do a lot more make you have a bad morning—it can hurt your mental and physical health. Today we're going to show you why getting that shuteye is so important and teach you five easy ways to get all the refreshing sleep you need.

Vocabulary

we've all been there (idiom) - it is something we have all experienced
easier said than done (idiom)- it is easy to say it but difficult to do it
groggy - feeling sleepy, as if you have just woken up
ritual - a routine; a series of actions
tuck in- to help someone get comfortable in bed; parents tuck in their children
amp you up (idiom)- make you excited or energized
internal clock- your natural sense of time
get back on track- get back to an interrupted activity
optimal- best
distracted- not paying attention
recap- review
tossing and turning- turning around in bed, unable to sleep

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Quick Quiz

What are the 5 tips mentioned in the video?

1 Develop a bedtime ritual, such as reading or meditating
2 Maintain a regular schedule
3 Don't watch your alarm clock
4 Create an optimal sleep environment
5 Unplug - turn off your computers and gadgets

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Discussion

Do you sleep soundly or do you have trouble sleeping?

How many hours do you sleep per night?

What time do you go to bed and wake up?

Do you do any of the things mentioned in the video?

Learning Points

1 Note how we often use a sentence beginning with some followed by a sentence beginning with other or others:

"Some nights you just can't get comfortable. Other nights, you fall asleep just fine."
"Some people spicy food. Others can't stand it."

2 Note how we use imperative sentences (beginning with a root verb) to give advice:

"Develop a relaxing bedtime ritual"
"Maintain a regular sleep and wake schedule"
"Create an optimal sleep environment"

3 You can use the phrase 'Sweet Dreams!' to wish a person a peaceful sleep